The negative reviews are out of line. (Maybe they got a bad bottle?) The taste of the YellowTail Shriaz is mild but flavorfull. Nicely balanced. Even my snooty wine drinking friends (won't buy anything under $20/bottle), they come back for 2nds when we serve it as one of the wines at family/friends get togethers. In my view, it is the best priced wine for a daily glass. A real value !